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with a perpetual attack on our second amendment rights. senator dianne feinstein kicking off this morning, rolling out new legislation and they would ban nearly 160 assault rifles and semi automatic weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. nearly a dozen of those weapons on display at the news conference, including the so-called assault weapon used by the newtown, connecticut, shooter, atlanta. the senators placed the blame not on that young man with serious mental illness was left untreated, but rather on gun laws. >> weaken gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people are replicated for civil unions. lou: after four days of non-relativity from the president dispatched his vice president for a not so successful joe biden fireside chat made famous by fdr. not so successful because vice president biden undercut it with his own call for shotguns and more modest magazines. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than an assault weapon in someone's hands. even when he
. >> cenk: we're back on "the young turks." senator feinstein is one of those legislators who doesn't want to give up on gun control. she's going to reintroduce legislation to ban assault weapons and had a press conference today. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. we prohibit 158 specifically named military style firearms. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> cenk: hear, hear, go get them. caroline mccarthy is probably the strongest advocates in the house. she speaks out here, as well. >> i've watched the slaughter of so many people and met with so many victims over the years and in congress, nobody wanted to touch the issue and the last several years the massacres were going on more and more. going through it, i kept saying what's wrong with all of us? how many people have to be killed before we do something? >> cenk: they chose an interesting way to do this press conference. they d
, mark pryor of alaska and mark begich are up for re-election in 2014. dianne feinstein says she knows she has an uphill battle. >> i did this before. this is a campaign. if it takes one year, two years, three years, i have just been re-elected. we're going to stay the course. >> she points out there are more than 2,000 types of hunting and sporting-style firearms that would not be affected by this ban, and this is just the first in what democrats say will be a series of bills that they're going to unveil over the next couple of months that deal with gun violence, mental illness, and school safety. charlie andnorah. >> nancy cordes, thank you. >>> republicans are in north carolina this week. they're trying to come up with a new game plan to win voter. last night bob j jindal had tough words for his fellow gop members. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. it's time for us to talk like it does, it's time to start talking our visions for plans. it's no secret we had a numb behalf of republicans who damaged us with bizarre comments. we've had enough of that. >> governor, good morni
. >> california senator dianne feinstein acknowledging her bill banning assault weapons faces an uphill challenge. joining me is democratic senator richard blumenthal. it is good to see you. thanks for being here. >> thank you, kraig. >> you just heard what senator feinstein said. what reforms do you think we can see enacted? >> an assault weapon ban and a prohibition on high clip capacities is doable. >> you think it is doable? >> i think it is. more likely background checks for all firearms purchases. right now 40% of them involve no background checks. convicted felon, fugitive, drug addict can walk into a store and buy a shopping cart full of ammunition and pay for it no questions asked. and improved background checks so that states report mental illnesses and commitments. >> i am glad you brought that last part up. politico earlier this week writing about the current system of background checks as, quote, ineffective. few states are submitting the required records to the federal database. why are these states not submitting these records? is it a question of inadequate resources or a lack of
editor of thegrio.com. joy, it's a big day on capitol hill today. senator dianne feinstein introduces her bill to ban some military-style assault weapons. i think 157 types. now, this is the same bill that gun lobbyist wayne lapierre referred to as a phony piece of legislation, one that's built entirely on lies, but you tell me, is there a bigger lie in the world than the one that guns don't kill people? >> yeah, exactly. well, you know what? the problem is that unfortunately increasing in this country, people with guns kill people because there's a sort of formulation that guns don't kill people assumes guns are laying around on the ground or the carpet. the problem is in this country we have the highest rate of gun deaths in the world and in the parts of the country that listen most to the nra, namely the american south, we have the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. so there's a direct correlation between more guns, loser gun laws, and more deaths. the nra doesn't care about that because, of course, all they care about is selling more product. they represent the product sellers
, it is time for congress to walk the walk. senator dianne feinstein unveiled an assault weapons ban that would block the sale and manufacturing of more than 150 firearms while excludeing more than 2,200 firearms used for hunt and sporting. assault weapons purchased prior to the ban would remain legal. and, yet, feinstein went a step too far for the nra, which responded in a statement "it's disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health system. conservative columnist michelle malkin doubled down in the way only she can. >> you talk about the root of this problem, the disrespect that the people on the left have for the constitution, that that's at the core of this, that it's about freedom versus tyranny. >> vice president joe biden yesterday countered with that rare and prized thing, logic. >> just as you don't have an individual right to go out and buy an f-15 if you are a billionaire with ordinance on it, just like you don't have a right to go buy an m-1 tank, just like you don't
weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know, it's so uphill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association, released this statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. the nra was criticized by one of its own members for running this ad, which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, reportedly disagreed with the commercial. the nra telling nbc news, differences of opinion are common to organizations throughout the country. the flap underscores how divisive the issue of gun control continues to be. political analysts say the president doesn't have a lot of time to get congress on board. >> he won't spend a whole year doing it. at
-capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. >> california senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban would be more restricted than the law that expired a decade ago. i want to bring mack molly ball and jonathan allen, senior washington correspondent for politico. first of all, let me start with you, molly. did senator feinstein's bill have any chance of passage? >> it's going to be very difficult. you know, this has been true since the day after the sandy hook tragedy and it's hard to see how it has changed. the math is just extremely hard. first in the senate where you have a lot of red-state democrats whose strategy electorally has been to diffuse the gun issue, to be pro-nra, pro-second amendment. >> yeah. >> and then you get to the house where there's a republican majority and we just haven't seen a lot of evidence of republicans really defecting on this issue. >> i want to bring in congressman the democrat from long island there and congressman, do we have you there? there we go. there's the congressman. thank you very much, congressman. from rhode island.
to the debate over gun droll. senator dianne feinstein laid out her case for banning military-style rifles on cnn's "state of the union" today. she says the nra maybe the dominant gun group but most of the country sides with curbing assault weapons and violence. >> i think you reached a point, as i said earlier, that enough is enough. do military-style assault weapons belong on our streets? and the answer, according to the mayors, chiefs of police, according to the largest police organization in the world is absolutely no. >> but republican congressman marsha blackburn has a different view about gun control. >> we need to be looking at the root causes. some of these psychotropic drug and let this not be the weapon. let's talk about some of the root issues. i understand the senator's passion for this. but i have to tell you, an assault ban is not the answer to helping keep people safe. >> in an interview with the new "republic" magazine, president obama says gun owners will not be forgotten in the ongoing debate. the president said he has "profound for hunting that dates back for generation
. >> you looked great down there and we'll talk more about dianne feinstein's legislation, first to the headlines. >> straight to the headlines, an extreme weather alert. the midwest bracing for dangerous ice storms, sleet, snow and ice could leave behind a slippery mess in illinois and michigan as well as missouri. this as the country gets ready for a brief warm-up. rick is tracking it for us this morning. and it's a rollercoaster, hot and cold. >> it is and it's going to continue, this rollercoaster much of this week. missouri we're not worried about you as much and temperature-wise, we'll get the cold temps and retreating a little bit, but still cold obviously across the great lakes and the northeast, and 19 in new york and 15 in boston. improved from the last week. a storm brought a lot of rain and record breaking rain yesterday in arizona and most of that energy now, pulling out here across parts of the central plains and there you see that pink, that's where we're concerned at least to start right now, about icing. warmer air moving over the cold air at the surface and the
and democrats took to the air waves today. democratic senator dianne feinstein laid out her case for banning military-style rifles on cnn's "state of the union" today. >>> gun shows this weekend saw increased traffic. those selling guns are finding more and more customers and some of the buyers are complaining that vendors taking advantage of the situation by raising prices. >>> that arctic blast, it isn't over yet. parts of the midwest and northeast are being slammed with a mixture of freezing rain and snow, icy roads and poor visibility are making travel dangerous. and the cold weather will continue into the workweek with some areas in northeast getting light snow. >>> some scary moments for a group of 50 hikers in arizona. they got trapped in raging waters while trying to cross a river. police rushed to the scene after getting a flood of 911 calls and spent hours trying to locate them. officials say it was a challenge to find them all but eventually, all those hikers were rescued. >>> action could be taken soon on one of the most controversial elms of immigration reform. we will tell you
a political compromise, it took the gun industry about a a half an hour to get around it. but the feinstein bill cover it. >> wayne lapierre, scheduled to testify as know exmember of the nra this week. do you think the gun lobby has damaged its brands with the reaction to the shooting in new town? >> absolutely. it's not the nra that i belonged to and not of the membership that they have now 75% of nra members say they agree. 75% of them agree with most of the proposals. particularly the background check. >> what is the gap? what does it exist between the membership and the organization? >> one, it's a sweet deal for the people that run the nra, they get paid big salaries and they ha they have been taking over the arm of the gwynn. industry. it's -- the gun industry. it's a mouth piece for the gun industry. >> the book is called "the last gun." appreciate your time, thank you. >> thank you. >> let's continue the discussion on gun violence. the brain trust is here. bob franken down in d.c., hey there bob. and anchor of "real news" at the blade, and former speech writer, bill frisk and and am
. california senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that is more strict than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so up hill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association. released this statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. meanwhile, on friday, the nfrp ra criticized by one of its own members for running this ad which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, recoportedly disagree with the commercial. the agency says differences of opinions are con throughout the organization. the issue of gun control continues to be divisive. >> he won't spend a whole year doing it. at some point you have to do votes. you don't want it to be the health care process over again, where it drains resources. >> reporter: on tuesday, president obama will
of these towns were scenes of mass shootings last year. california senator dianne feinstein is trying to prevent such shootings. she's introduced legislation that would ban certain types of military style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition. new york's police commissioner though, ray kelly, says while he applauds dianne feinstein and what she's doing, he told cbs' "face the nation" handguns are even bigger problems in cities like his. >> a lot was eliminated last year. but what we know is that he wasn't motivated for this person. "inspire" magazine in which he was the prime mover behind, the magazine or this is the article that he read that justified to him the killing of children -- the killing of women. >> the problem really is concealable handguns. only 2% of the people that we've arrested for guns in the last two years have had assault weapons. we don't want them on the streets. make no mistake about it. but the problem is the handgun. 60% of the murders in new york city are caused by handguns. >> white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me now. with feinstein's bill focusing
-capacity magazines, and a ban on assault weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today can you win this, the answer is we don't know, it's so uphill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association, released this statement -- "the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach." meanwhile on, friday, the nra was criticized by one of its own members for running this ad which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> reporter: jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, reportedly disagreed with the commercial. the nra telling nbc news, "differences of opinion are common to organizations throughout the country." the flap underscores how divisive the issue of gun control continues to be. political analysts say the president doesn't have a lot of tim
in this country is just belied by all the statistics, and on assault weapons, as dianne feinstein pointed out, when we had an assault weapons ban in 1994, we saw assault weapons crime go down 66%, 70%. steve is right, the reason we see the nra as marketing assault weapons to 10-year-olds is because shooting sports like hunting are on the decrease, and what the nra is fundamentally trying to do and what this is all about, everything that they do is about selling more guns. and the parallels to the tobacco industry become very clear. it was when we realized that the tobacco industry was trying to sell cigarettes and tobacco products to children when there was a national revulsion in this doesn't, and i think if you ask most parents, they will tell you that they think the answer to most of our children's problems does not lie in getting more cross fire in our schools or cross fires in our play grounds. so i think this is, again, one of the things that shows the extremism, the out of touch nature, the tone deafness of the nra and its supporters and it's one of the things -- one of the reasons we
journal.com. now, yesterday, senator feinstein, of course, on the sunday talk shows talking about her ban on assault weapons and senator mccain and john menendez talking about immigration reform. josh, would you agree, action on both of these maybe immigration reform first. >> very much so immigration reform first and we are seeing today that the gang of 8 bi-partisan senators including marco rub yap and chuck schumer among others had reached a pretty brad deal a pretty broad compromise on immigration reform, which it's a very interesting -- it's coming a day before the president was making his own speech pre-empting the president's speech on the policy proposals he is putting forward. this is an issue that has bi-partisan support. i have been fascinated, bill, that marco rubio has done a better job whipping the republican conservatives on the need to support comprehensive reform more than john boehner has when it comes to his own troops. this is an issue that you are going to be seeing some bi-partisan support already on, and the big question is: how doe
:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. new this morning, senator dianne feinstein unveiling a new bill that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips nationwide. the bill strengthens her expired 1994 ban by banning the sale, transfer and manufacturing of about 150 guns, including certain rifles, handguns and shotguns fitted for detachable magazines. guns having one military characteristic would also be banned. >> together we are introducing lentiling legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families. >> feinstein first got involved in gun control when san francisco mayor george must say coney and harvey melk were killed by former city supervisor dan white. we're going to take a quick break but have a look at weather and traffic right after this. >>> welcome back. the time is 9:28. we still have pretty thick fog out there this morning but the shower activity has subsided. in fact the only showers we're tracking right now are priemostn the south bay. we'll check on your drive with mike. he is standing by. i want to show you the general
but nothing is ever done. bill: it was last week senator feinstein talked about banning more than 150 semiautomatic weapons. we'll see whether or not it gets legs. she said it was an uphill battle. we'll see whether she is right or you're right in time. good to see you. marsha blackburn here in new york. what is next, martha? martha: it was supposedo be a pretty typical left-hand turn. watch this. see the guy on the motorcycle? bill: oh my. martha: wait until you see what happens. >> a growing mystery after a young woman takes the trip of a lifetime but never makes it home. what happened? her family is demanding answers. >> you know you have so many thoughts going through your mind. you don't know what to think, you don't know what to believe. you don't know what to expect. you don't know what the is going to come out of this tt=eá75 bill: we have some incredible video to show you of a death narrowly averted. just watch here. martha: wow. bill: see the guy on the motorcycle? he was waiting for the light to change at an intersection. had he been maybe a foot further, he reacts just in
.c. in january. john mccain. >> jennifer: john mccain talking with dianne feinstein, i'm sure about gun control. cutting a deal right there. >> john: it is rather unseasonably warm today. i'm thankful for that for the folks who are there. >> jennifer: tammy baldwin. >> john: yesterday i was shocked at how warm it was. a lot of folks were expressing confusion as to why the president was sworn in yesterday. the constitution requires, of course, the president be sworn in on january 20th. since federal buildings and courthouses are closed on sunday, the ceremony is still scheduled for today on the 21st which happens to be dr. king's holiday. the president's second term officially began at 12:00 noon eastern time yesterday. >> led by kevin mccarthy. >> jennifer: john dingell. god bless him. longest serving member of congress. over 50 years. his father served in congress, too. he has it in his blood. >> john: this is like the oscars for political. >> macy's day parade coverage. instead of blimps, we have politicos. >> john: what they've done with their careers. i kind of wish the oscars were a bit mo
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